Klay Thompson
Klay Thompson's shooting slump finally came to an end. In this picture, Thompson of the Golden State Warriors reacts after their 2017-2018 Championship banner is unveiled prior to their NBA game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, Oct. 16, 2018. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Klay Thompson and the Golden State Warriors broke NBA records as they improved to 7-1 for the season after a huge 149-124 win over the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on Monday night.

Thompson, who was in a scoring slump before the game with 5-for-36 shooting from three-point range this season, scored 52 points while netting a record-breaking 14 three-pointers from 24 shots along the way.

"I just knew I was due for a big night," Thompson told reporters after the game. "It's been frustrating [previous games] but I always look at the bright side, we've been winning games, I've been shooting a great percentage other than the three-point line so I knew it was going to fall eventually. Once I started clicking, it just shows what our team's made of. We were still winning games even when I wasn't shooting that well."

That record eclipses teammate Stephen Curry's previous record of 13 three-pointers set in 2016, while Thompson also eclipsed the point guard's 51 points against the Washington Wizards last week for most points scored in a game this season so far.

Thompson's three-pointers and first half tally of 36 points also helped Golden State break records as they not only set a record for most three-pointers in a half with 17, but also a franchise record for most points in a half with 92.

Heading into the game, all the talk was about Curry and Kevin Durant, especially after their performances in Sunday's 120-114 win over the Brooklyn Nets with the duo each averaging over 30 points per game for the season.

And while Thompson is grabbing all the headlines now, Curry and Durant combined for 37 points and 13 rebounds as well. Alfonzo McKinnie, meanwhile, scored 19 points and 10 rebounds while Quinn Cook posted 16 points as the Warriors continue their electric start to the season compared to last year's 4-3 start.

"Because we went through what we went through last year," Curry said Sunday when asked about their start to the season. "And it's kind of fresh in your memory in terms of how terrible a feeling it was night in, night out. Nothing clicking, not having any energy or juice. Just making things harder than they should be, so we've talked about it, we've been open about it as a team, kind of set mini-goals to start off the season better."

"Obviously, we're not going to blow people out every night; it's going be to be tough. This is the NBA, there's talent everywhere, but I think looking at the eye test and how we feel walking up the court, we're playing with a lot more focus and more discipline better than we did last year starting off the year. That's a good kind of vibe to have as you go through the 82 [regular-season games]," he added.

With DeMarcus Cousins, the Bay Area side's fifth All-Star, still having to return from injury, things could get ugly for the rest of the NBA if the Warriors keep things up.